Spectrum Brands Reviews

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    Former Employee - Hourly Intern in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Hourly Intern in Madison, WI

    I worked at Spectrum Brands

    Pros

    Good company to start in. The team was very accommodating and great to work with. My manager allowed me the freedom to work independently but was also very helpful when I needed help.

    Cons

    The biggest Con to working at Spectrum Brands was the low rate of pay for interns. Personally, I was only making $12 an hour for a position that would yield close to $20 at an another company. However, I did lack the on job experience at the time.

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Spectrum Brands Interviews

Updated Jan 6, 2015
Updated Jan 6, 2015

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    You start out with the basic phone interview. They'll ask you a lot of general questions that's not related to engineering (How you fit in the company, what do you like to do, etc). The in-person interview lasts about one and a half hours. You first meet the shop manager, then engineering manager, and finally the principal engineer.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask you a lot about engineering theory. They will also ask you for equations such ask "When you bend a flat specimen by applying force in the middle, what is the equation that describes the stress?" It's not difficult, but you get caught off-guard because you're not a book that contains everything.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Doesn't seem like a pleasant place to work with. The engineers there are very snobby.

    Declined Offer

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Website www.spectrumbrands.com
Headquarters Middleton, WI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1906
Type Company - Public (SPB )
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

And you will know them by their trail of brands. Spectrum Brands makes and markets products sold under some of the most recognizable names in the world. They include batteries (Rayovac and VARTA), pet foods and supplies (Tetra, Marineland, Dingo), personal care (Remington), and garden care (Spectracide, Cutter, Hot Shot). Its small appliances unit includes such notable brands as Stanley Black & Decker, George Foreman, Toastmaster, and Farberware. Spectrum Brands markets its products in some 120 countries and is a leader in the sale of rechargeable batteries and hearing aid... More

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